Christ My Song - 1415
No strength have I, no strength at all
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
No strength have I, no strength at all.
"To them that have no might he increaseth strength."
1. No strength have I, no strength at all;
I know it, and I feel it, too.
To meet a trial, great or small,
is what I would not, dare not do.
2. The proof that I am weak is this,
when left without support I fall.
The strength in which I stand is his,
who to his saints is "All in all".
3. I do not grieve that thus it is,
nor wish it otherwise to be.
The glory of the work is his;
the benefit belongs to me.
4. I walk "by faith, and not by sight";
by faith in him my living head.
His word it is that gives us light;
it shines upon the path I tread.
5. That I do tread (if tread I do)
the holy path, from him it is.
I know it, and I feel it too.
The grace is his, the pow'r is his.
6. Supported by his arm of strength,
though often tried and sorely pressed,
I hope, though weak and vile, at length
to gain an everlasting rest.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 637.